Meghan Eaton '18 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies from Rocklin, CA.
During the summer of 2016, Meghan interned with Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-4) in both his Capitol Hill and district offices. While interning on Capitol Hill, she helped produce materials for three budget hearings, assisted legislative assistants with research, and drafted responses to constituent letters. During her time in the district office, Meghan had the opportunity to focus on addressing constituent services and concerns.
For the spring 2017 semester, Meghan studied international law and the European Union in Seville, Spain and was a recipient of the Eisenhower Institute Hilton Scholarship. During the summer of 2017, Meghan was selected for the Foundation for Civic Leadership Summer Democracy Fellowship. As a fellow of the program she interned with Every Voice Center in Washington D.C. focused on conducting campaign finance reform research and policy work. She had the opportunity to track state campaigns, assist staff with research, and draft content for the website.
At Gettysburg, Meghan is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and the national leadership honorary society Omicron Delta Kappa. She is on the executive board for Alpha Phi Omega a national co-ed community service fraternity. Meghan is a member of both Model United Nations and Model Arab League on campus and through both organizations she has participated in domestic and international conferences from New Haven, Connecticut to Helsinki, Finland. She has also been involved with the Center for Public Service as an Immersion Project Leader where she led a group and week-long trip to El Paso, TX and Juárez, Mexico to study immigration on the US-Mexican border.
Meghan first became involved with the Eisenhower Institute in the spring of 2015 when she participated in the Inside Politics program with Kasey Pipes. In her sophomore year, she participated in the Inside the Middle East program with Avi Melamed where she traveled to Israel to study the Israeli-Palestine conflict as well as the current Middle Eastern political climate. She has also served as a student worker at the Institute and assisted with editing and publishing its blog, Ike’s Anvil.
Meghan plans to attend law school before pursuing a career in public service.